Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ty's 5th Month


I am living the dream. I am. And mine has little (nothing) to do with success or fame or money. It all has to do with one world-rocking little boy...
I cannot contain the love in my heart for him. He laughs, I cry. Not in a blubbery-sobbing-mess way, more like a I-can't-believe-you're-mine way. His eyes melt my heart, his giggles make me remember. I remember the darkness...the heartache. It's far-gone, but fresh. Tyrus is my constant reminder of God's faithfulness. His goodness. He represents all things good and true and right. I have never taken one day for granted.
My little man turned 5 months on the 16th. And I can believe it. I lived every day.This has been a very big month! I'm not sure who flipped the perfect baby switch on, but someone did. For months we've struggled with nap time. Ty just would not nap - no matter what I tried. But, all the sudden, this month, he just started sleeping! He fell into his own schedule, sleeping 12 hours at night and taking 2 2 hour naps. He's eating like a champ and I've had a lot of fun making all his baby food. Because I couldn't breastfeed, this makes me feel like I'm giving back. Ty has loved everything we've tried, so far: sweet potatoes, apples, bananas, cereal, and carrots. I feel like I'm living the world brand new...through him. I am giddy schoolgirl every time we get to try something new!
Ty's little personality has really started to crack, this month. To my sheer pleasure he is a complete cuddle bug and loves to snuggle at every opportunity. He is growing and changing so fast, I just drink him in every day. His eyes are deeply gorgeous and they speak volumes to my heart.
He is putting everything in his mouth; we just love watching him explore his new world. The funniest change, this month, has been with his paci. He thinks he's pretty big stuff now because he can pull his paci in and out on his own. As soon as I give it to him he takes it out - as if to show me who's boss...of course, as soon as I turn around, it's right back in!
We're still rocking the mohawk...and, of course, smiling up a storm!
Lastly, I had to share these cutie videos with you. The second one is the closest we've gotten to rolling over. The first one is hilarious. For whatever reason Ty has started fake coughing for attention. He started doing this a few days ago and does it every chance he gets. I have no idea where he got this from or why he's doing it, but it cracks us right up!

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Month 6 will take us through the holidays. Every time I think about them I cry. Last Christmas was the darkest day of my life...what a revolution God has done since then.

32 comments:

  1. WOW! Five months! I swear it seems like yesterday!! He is just the cutest thing!
    Lovin' the videos.....keep an eye on the little guy, he will be rolling over any second!

    BTW, where did you get those jars for his baby food?

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  2. I swear I stock your page everyday in anticipation of your next post....I can't get enough of your little munchkin. He is getting so big! I love your taste in fashion for him too. What a stud!
    Thx for catching us up.
    Cindie

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  3. Absolutely adorable!! Just wait for that mobility- it will ROCK your world. :) :) By the way- I still get caught in a moment (is this my life!!?) and start crying. We were with family recently and my FIL was blowing bubbles at Decs and he was hysterically laughing and I started bawling. Oh brother. I "get" ya, though! :)

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  4. i am so happy that THIS CHRISTmas will get to be your best :)

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  5. I cant even imagine how wonderful the holidays will be for you and Ben this year. You have always had each other, but kids just really make the holidays extra special. Im so glad your a mommy and daddy now. Im getting excited about the prospect of April. You know what I am talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    R

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  6. tyrus is adorbale...and you are such a cute momma... he is so very blessed for both you and his birth mom!

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  7. What a great update, he will be rolling over any day now!!

    I absolutely love the photos, but esp. the 4th one down. There is something about his expression there that melts my heart. :)

    I totally feel you about the holidays. I keep surprising myself with my absence of sadness about the impending celebrations. For so many years, Christmas was joyful but clouded for me. What a relief it is for that dark cloud to have finally dissipated!

    I can't wait for the updates from month six. That will be so fun to see your sweet little man all decked out for Christmas celebrations.

    I also dearly love making C's baby food. It is exactly as you say...a good feeling to be giving back. :) I made apples with chicken, and mango with pears tonight, so tomorrow will be our first day to try those out, and I'm giddy like a kid!

    I LOVE IT, all of it! Being a mom (even the not so wonderful parts) is truly one of the greatest joys I've ever experienced. So glad we are in this together...

    Hugs,

    Melba

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  8. That boy is seriously too cute!! So much personality :)

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  9. Is it possible for him to get any cuter?

    AWWWW...I'm so happy that God has given you the desires of your heart.

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  10. Happy 5 months to your baby boy! He is growing up so fast!

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  11. He is such a cutie!!!

    Are you using a specific cookbook to make his babyfood? If so, what book?

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  12. God bless Ty, he is so precious! I love the mohawk he is rocking!

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  13. I love making Kasen's food, too. His favorite so far is avacados - can't get enough of them!

    And the fake cough - he started doing that recently too and it's hilarious!

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  14. He is getting more handsome all the time. I've been reading your blog since we met at Sandy's bridal shower, and just wanted to thank you for your candor and your vulnerability. This site always touches my heart.

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  15. Your post took me back to 3 years ago when we got our Drew. He is also a June baby, so he and Ty are doing their firsts at the same time. What a fun Christmas this will be for you and Ben! Ty just gets cuter in every pic you post!

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  16. Love him!!!! He's so cute. I love your blog. I've been trying to read all your pasts posts leading up to the adoption in preperation for ours. I don't think the pain of infertility ever goes away, but makes us appreciate what we have when we receive it.

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  17. this makes me tear up because i know what your heart is feeling. there isn't a day that goes by that i'm not thankful and taken aback by the miracle of our little one. they truly are "our dreams come true".

    ty is such a cutie! i love that he loves to cuddle ~ milo is not a cuddler at all and i wish so much that he was. :) sometimes i make him! :) milo also did the fake cough thing and still does sometimes.....just to get you to do it back to him. :) it's hilarious!!

    happy 5 months tyrus! the world is so blessed by you! :)

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  18. R ~ My heart leaps in my chest a mile a minute when you post new pictures of Ty. His little eyes and your amazing words pierce into my soul and remind me that all things are possible. His smile, his fake cough, the love I hear in your voice when you talk to him pushes me to not give up hope.
    Your holidays are going to be SO amazing this year and you deserve every single bit of joy you receive.
    Such a good Mama you are R, you are amazing.
    ~Karrey

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  19. Oh my goodness!! He is SO SO precious and just getting cuter by the day!! And seriously?? I have NEVER seen a little boy dressed SO cute!! You are such an awesome mama styling him up AND making him that baby food. :)

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  20. What a cutie pie! I get the gush of emotion. It gets me several times a day. This mommyhood is so different than I thought it would be... so much more amazing!

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  21. The pics are all cute. My favorite is the one in the swing where he gives that famous sideways smile. (ladies look out. He's a charmer.) I miss him and I just saw him on Wed. He has had a great month, hasn't he?

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  22. He is so so cute. This is such a fun age.

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  23. Oh, Rebekah... I know what you mean. I cry for just looking at my baby in the same "I-can't-believe-you're-mine way." Ty is gorgeous. Wow, time flies! God bless him. :o) -Maru

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  24. Hi Rebekah! I came across your blog about a month ago and I had no idea at that time, but God was starting to show me a new plan that He had for us. I came across your blog and started reading it and then I went back and read it all (3.5 hours):) one afternoon. I cried a lot while I was reading it because the way you were able to articulate those darkest hours in your life was exactly how I had been feeling lately. We were getting ready to do IVF #2 and I was just struggling with everything I had in me. I felt like someone truly understood what is felt like to be in that dark dark place....another Christian woman that felt the same way I did. I literally curled up on the floor and just started weeping and telling God that I was tired, I was tired of feeling like a zombie, tired of being sad, JUST TIRED! Even after I read your blog I didn't know that God was about to change our hearts, but just a few weeks later our IVF #2 is off and a plan to start domestic adoption is on! I love reading your blog and it helps me on days like today when I am just a little down and wonder when we will get our little "Ty". You were so strong even in those darkest hours and it gives me hope! Thanks! ((HUGS))

    Love,
    Lindsey

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  25. Cutest videos ever! I love his new 'fake cough' ;)

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  26. So happy for you all. I know this CHRISTmas will be so special for your family!! =)

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  27. What a total CUTIE PIE!

    Very much enjoying your blog. Thanks so much for sharing your story.

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  28. The 6-month mark is one of my favorites! That's when their personality seriously explodes out of them. LOVE IT!

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  29. Happy 5 months to Ty! He is just adorable. It's wonderful that you're making all that great baby food for him.

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  30. Hi Rebekah, Thanks for responding to my email. I really do appreciate your honesty.
    He is absolutely adorable!
    Ana

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  31. He is beautiful and you are right he will not have hate in his heart his mama won't stand for it!

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